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National Secondary Schools Basketball Championship tips off on Friday at Sacred Heart College in San Ignacio

Posted: Friday, December 15, 2023. 1:00 pm CST.

Central Region Girls Champions Wesley College – Photo Credit: William George Ysaguirre 

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Featuring eight schools, the National Secondary Schools Basketball Championship gets underway on Friday at Sacred Heart College Auditorium in San Ignacio under the aegis of the National Secondary Schools Sports Association’s National Basketball Championship.

The two-day competition will see defending National Girls Champions King’s College challenged by Central’s Wesley College, the South’s Georgetown Technical High School, and West Champions Sacred Heart College.

In the Boys Championship, Gwen Lizarraga High School are representing the Central Zone where the 2022 NSSSA Champions Sadie Vernon High School were knocked out in the regular season. The other three participants are Stann Creek Ecumenical High School from the South, San Pedro High School from the North, and Sacred Heart College from the West.

Belize City’s Wesley College will start the Girls Championship against Georgetown Technical High School from Georgetown in Stann Creek District at 3:00 pm in the semifinal round. The second Girls match-up will be the third game of the day between the defending champions King’s College from Belize District Rural and hosts Sacred Heart College from San Ignacio.

The Boys Championship’s tips off with the second game of the day featuring Belize City’s Gwen Liz against Stann Creek Ecumenical High School from Dangriga. The second Boys encounter is the 4th game of the Day One, featuring San Pedro High School from San Pedro Ambergris Caye and hosts Sacred Heart College.

The National Secondary Schools Basketball Championship closes on Saturday with the semifinal winners playing for the championship and the teams that lose for 3rd place.

The first game on Saturday, starting at 9:00 am, will feature the Girls third place game. The second game of the day will be the Boys third place match.

The third game will be the Girls Championship game and the fourth game will be the Boys Championship game


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